two children playing on a coloured tray. View is from the back.

WElcome to Ivy Street!

We are in various locations in Hoxton at present, see below for venue addresses.

We welcome anyone looking after pre-school children and have spaces at all our sessions. No need to book, just drop-in.

We look forward to seeing you at our Stay and Play and Music sessions.

Our Drop-in sessions are open to anyone with a pre-school child and you can come more than once a week if you wish. Toys and activities for the children and a hot drink for you!

Please be mindful that some people may still prefer to keep their distance. Masks are advised when moving through the buildings and we ask you to be respectful if someone feels safer keeping a mask on indoors.

We ask for a donation of £1 per session to cover refreshments, please let us know if you prefer to pay for a block by card.

A small baby sits on a red mat and plays with some small plastic toys. He holds a rattle up with his right hand.
A group of children and mothers sit around a rainbow striped blanket eating snacks outdoors in the shade of a gazebo, sunlight streams down amongst them.


Drop-in Soft Play 1-3pm

Location: Britannia Leisure Centre, Pitfield St, N1 5FT

Tell reception that you are with Ivy Street and they will let you through to the soft play.



Sunny Summer Sessions 10.30-1.30

As the weather improves, we will be out and about exploring the best of what Hoxton has to offer for families. Details of each session will be posted on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

A brown haired little boy sits at a table covered in a green plastic cloth. He has a large paper leaf shape in front of him and he is painting it with his hands in reds and yellows. He has a protective apron on and there is a stack of colourful toddler chairs behind him. He is concentrating hard and looking at his hand on the paper. His leaf will go on one of our autumn displays.
Large pale blue tray filled with colourful gauze scarves and various shakers and bells for our toddler music session.


Drop-in Stay and Play 9.30-11am 
including Music with Victoria

Drop-in Stay and Play 1-2.30pm

Location: St Anne's Church, Hemsworth St, N1 5LF

Entrance to the church hall is on Hemsworth Street, which is at the north end of Hoxton Street just past the Hoxton Market arch. Less than 5 minutes walk from Iceland or the new Britannia.


Growbaby is open on Wednesdays 10am - 2pm for collection of items, by appointment only for now.

We are located at 156 Hoxton St, N1 6SH


"Lockdown babies was the first chance I had to meet other mums and babies after my baby was born in the first lockdown...I've made friends, as has my baby girl, that have been really important to us, and I hope we'll stay in touch in years to come!"

Hayley, Mum of 4 month old.

“I don’t know what I’d do without Ivy Street, my social life would come to an end!” 

Jo, Mum of 2 year old.

"Come sit down and get comfy. What's your name? Would you like a cup of tea?" a friendly face asked. Now this was something that makes Ivy St different from all the other groups I had previously attended."

Victoria – Mum of two and our Musical Storyteller

we look forward to seeing you soon!

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